Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A new bag....

When my sister came to stay with me recently, she asked me if I would make her a new bag for the pager (bleep) that she carries with her at work. It has become a bit of a tradition for me to make the bag that she uses ever since, some number of years ago, I gave her a handmade bag and, she found it was just the perfect size to carry with her for her pager.



The original bag was made following a pattern from the book 'Handmade Embroidered Bags' by Jenny Rolfe. It wore out quite some time ago and, I have since made another (using a very simple design of my own) but, I don't have a photograph of that one!  Now the second one has worn out and a new one is needed.  It needs to be reasonably small with a long strap that she can put across her torso, leaving both hands free for her to work.



As most of the bag patterns I have are for much larger bags, I decided to have a look on the internet for tutorials and I found a very nice one (via Pinterest) on the blog Susie's Country Garden.  The tutorial was originally for a bag designed for travel documents but, I think it is going to make the perfect pager bag!!



It has a pocket on the front which I decorated with a little piece of appliqued sheep design ribbon.



It has a flap which you can close using the button and loop and it has a nice long strap. 



It also has a pocket inside (I apologise for this photo but it is difficult to photograph the inside of a bag very well!)




All in all, I think it will be perfect and, I won't have very long to wait to find out if I am right as, the bag is already in the post to my sister and I am sure she will let me know!!  I used some of my favourite Tilda fabrics to make it, so I hope she likes it!!

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  1. I am just going to have to look for some appliqued ribbon for myself, they are just darling....That bag looks like it'll be perfect for paper.

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    1. Thank you Shelly! I just use ordinary ribbon with a picture on it and cut a small square to applique on to things.... I like the finishing touch it adds!! :) xx

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  2. I trialled my new bag today and it is just the right size! I like them all, but the first one is my favourite!! I am always sorry when I've worn them out. Thank you very much xxx

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    1. My pleasure Janet! I'm glad you liked it! Maybe I should make another like the first ready for the next time! :) xx

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  3. Your sister will be delighted! The bag is just gorgeous-everything you make looks so professional Christine, you could sell lots of these for Christmas but I expect they do take quite a time to make as they are so detailed, just lovely! xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! My sister was very pleased with the bag. I will be making some more at some stage as it went together so well but, I am not sure it will be before Christmas!! Enjoy your day! :) x

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  4. What a clever sister you are....can you please adopt me too haha Once again a lovely bag with beautiful material. Love your choices, isn't Pinterest wonderful for ideas.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! Yes, I love looking at Pinterest for ideas and you often find great tutorials! Have a great weekend! :) xx

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  5. Awwww - you are a great sister. I particularly love the little sheep. Your projects are always so beautifully unique.

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    1. Thank you Linda! This was another project that went together quickly and easily and it is always nice when you know that what you make is going to be appreciated and used! :) xx

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